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A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot

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Synopsis

One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs. Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but they are still at war. They do not accept the government or police.
All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.
How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards?
How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end? For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a post conflict society.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - Debate Strand - World premiere

http://www.blinderfilms.com/a-mother-brings-her-son-to-be-shot

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
86 mins
Director
Sinead O'Shea 1st Feature
Producer
Ailish Bracken, Sinead O'Shea
Co-Producer
Figs Jackman
Executive Producer
Joshua Oppenheimer, André Singer, Katie Holly
Editor
Enda O'Dowd
Director of Photography
Richard Kendrick, Ross McDonnell
Sound
Killian Fitzgerald
Music
George Brennan
Film image
©Blinder Films and SOS Productions Limited
Production Note
Executive produced by Academy Award©-winning director Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)

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Last updated 10th October 2017

Production Company

Ireland, UK coproduction

A Blinder Films (IE), Spring Films (UK) production

Spring Films
47 Conduit Street
London
W1S 2YP
http://www.springfilms.tv